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Today's Features

  • Weight loss
    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.

    Biking
    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.
    Table tennis
    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets to play table tennis from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Three tables are available.
    For more information, call Avadh at 667-5227; Harry at 662-0532; or Ed at 662-7472.

    Jam session

  • WinterFest is over and soon Christmas will be over, leaving Los Alamos residents wondering what to do after the holidays.
    The Los Alamos Big Band has a solution. On Dec. 26, they will host the after Christmas Big Band Dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.
    Music will feature the Los Alamos Big Band and vocalist Elisa Enriquez.
    The band has played at dances throughout Northern New Mexico under the direction of Jan McDonald since 1984. The band plays the music of the swing era with tunes such as “Moon River,” Latin numbers like “Besame Mucho” and “Rock Around the Clock.”

  • New Mexico is chock-full of tradition. From pueblo dances to fiesta celebrations around the state, the cultural influence in the Land of Enchantment is undeniable.
    While some of the well-known traditions are attended by hundreds — sometimes thousands — of visitors and locals alike, there are a few activities that go virtually unnoticed to the general population unless you live in (or know someone who lives in) the area. One such tradition is the dance of Los Matachines.

  • The Los Alamos Rotary Club recently honored Andrea Hengartner as the student of the month for December.
    Hengartner is the daughter of Nicolas Hengartner and Leticia Cuellar, both statisticians at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hengartner’s sister Astrid is a freshman at Los Alamos High School.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month of the school year. The Rotary Student of the Month Committee selects students based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.

  • The Los Alamos Rotary Club recently honored Andrea Hengartner as the student of the month for December.
    Hengartner is the daughter of Nicolas Hengartner and Leticia Cuellar, both statisticians at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hengartner’s sister Astrid is a freshman at Los Alamos High School.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month of the school year. The Rotary Student of the Month Committee selects students based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.

  • The Los Alamos Elks provided gifts to more than 110 less fortunate children in Northern New Mexico. These gifts were purchased by the membership and delivered to St. Vincent de Paul in conjunction with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and local elementary schools on Dec. 17. Pictured from left to right is the Elks Christmas Giving Tree Team: Jennifer Kieltyka, Dan Gerth, Natalie Dimitrick (chair), Lisa Harris,
    Dick Bjarke and Mark Harris.

  • Friday
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will be have the final sale of holiday cakes at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. until closing. For more information, call Nina Laird at 662-7580.

    Saturday
    The United Church of Los Alamos will have a 4 p.m. service on Christmas Eve followed by a live nativity. Residents are welcome to attend the service or stop by the live nativity for refreshments throughout the evening. The nativity will be at Central and Canyon, with a variety of animals. Those wishing to volunteer can call the church office at 662-2971.

  • Roger Stutz, a member of the board of directors at Del Norte Credit Union, is shown presenting Ann Hayes of Kiwanis with a check from Del Norte. Del Norte was the sponsor for the recent Breakfast with Santa event to help support Foster Children in Northern New Mexico.

  • The Family YMCA will offer a workshop to help people get through the holiday season.
    In this workshop on making healthy choices during the holidays and every day, participants will learn how to make proper food choices, portion control, how to find time to exercise and how to deal with family “food pushers.”  
    This workshop will be from noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at The Family YMCA and is free to the public. The presenters are Laura Musgrave, health counselor; and Camila McNown, fitness professional. For more information and to sign up, call 662-3100.  

     

  • Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Call the activities director at 662-4300 for details.